Printing Tiny Homes On The Move Today

Here are some photos from today. It was really exciting, there were 4 presses running the book (cover and inside pages) today, 15,000 copies the first run. They nailed the colors perfectly. (I realize this blog is all over the place, time-wise as well as subject-wise, but my life doesn’t happen in an orderly fashion.)


About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

7 Responses to Printing Tiny Homes On The Move Today

  1. To bad we can not have one of these new fangled prin'tin machines in the U.S.A. Globalism is good for the bottom line, eh? No one cares about country anymore. Pass the food stamps please. I will have a side order of S.N.A.P. with that, word.

  2. nice to see pics of the folks printing your book. please tell them (if you get the chance) that your readers enjoyed seeing who is working on printing the book.

    no worries about blog being "all over" …Love to see it all.

    eagerly waiting for more pictures of life around you over there.

  3. Gosh how dare you Lloyd! Blah Blah Blah…look at those mistreated workers….

    Geez people get off your high horse and get over it. If you were in Lloyd's position would you go bankrupt or support your family?? How is buying a "non-necessity" product from another country a bad thing. Yes it is great to buy or trade local for a lot of things (food, clothes, soap, etc) but seriously…

  4. HighFidelityRob, thank you for addressing the snotty comment. well done.

    for my part, I always wonder about folks who make those comments…
    — so of course they always buy local?
    — their paycheque — of course they will not accept money fr any employer who gets investment fr "foreigners?
    — do they have a cell phone? — where do they think that is manufactured?
    —- clothes … of course they raise their own sheep/spin their own wool or buy fr one who does???


    in short

    Loud Mouthed Shnooks

  5. Exactly.

    I mean we all get it. I'm pretty sure no one agrees with the "sweatshops." You have to look at the individual (company, person, etc) to see what they stand for. Obviously not everything can be made in America. And some things that are made in America are made by companies that treat their employees like crap. So saying IT MUST BE MADE IN AMERICA is pretty ignorant in my opinion.
    I think it is pretty cool that Lloyd personally flew over there to oversee the initial round of copies. That he had the interest in meeting the people and checking out the business.

    For example Walmart (easy target). Let us no forgot the reports about their neglect/oversight for some of their productions in China over the years. They are just now trying to clean up their image with their Made in America production standard goal.

  6. HighFidelityRob
    yu pretty much summed it up.

    I am not one of those who manage to live local, make my own this/that etc. I do admire those who do. However, the ones I have personally met (and they have known I admire their lifestyle choices),— not once have I heard them speak like the Loud Mouth Shnook.

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